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THE BIG PICTURE
(City of Buda Weekly Newsletter)
Week of Aug. 19, 2019
In this Issue:
  • City of Buda Mourns Loss of Beloved Employee
  • Update on GrubTubs Inc. Complaint Process
  • Municipal Complex Finalist for Urban Land Institute Award
  • GrubTubs
  • Sunfield Station Ribbon Cutting
  • City of Buda Water Smart Portal
  • Water My Yard
  • Maintaining Your Irrigation System
  • Over Here, Over There
  • Hays County Burn Ban
  • 18th Annual 'Striking a Balance Caregiver' Conference - August 24
  • Main Street Improvement Project
  • City of Buda Solicitor Ordinance
  • Buda Construction Website Page
  • Budafest 2019 Canceled
  • Upcoming Meetings
City of Buda Mourns Loss
Of Beloved Employee
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved longtime Buda employee. Martin “Doc” Dockendorf passed away Wednesday, August 21 st with his family by his side. 

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, August 26 at Legends Funeral Home located at 101-B Centerpoint Road.

Update on GrubTubs Inc.
Complaint Process
Over the past month, the City of Buda has filed multiple cases in Buda Municipal Court against GrubTubs Inc. for violation of the City’s Odor Nuisance Ordinance. We have provided the latest on the complaint process and the regulatory authority of the City of Buda, TCEQ, and Hays County.

Municipal Complex
Finalist for Urban Land Institute Award
The City of Buda is pleased to announce that our new Municipal Complex is a finalist for an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Impact Award. The ULI recognizes and celebrates projects that achieve excellence in land use practice.

Sunfield Station
Ribbon Cutting
We enjoyed celebrating the opening of Sunfield Station! The facility is a 30,000 square foot multi-use sports complex located on Main Street (2610 Main Street ) near US Foods on the City's east side. When you factor in the associated sports retail space, the building is around 60,000 square feet. Indoor volleyball is the primary focus, but it can also be used for basketball or other sports. It's now open for use.


City of Buda WaterSmart Customer Portal Open
City of Buda has partnered with WaterSmart Software to offer residents a digitalized way of seeing real-time water consumption through this free service on mobile devices.

Water My Yard Weekly Water Recommendations
A s part of the City’s continued effort to conserve water, the City of Buda has partnered with LCRA and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to provide customers with a weekly recommendation on how much water to apply to their lawn. Over 50% of landscape water is wasted due to overwatering, inefficient watering practices, and broken or poorly maintained irrigation systems. Water My Yard will help determine exactly how much to water based on scientific weather instrumentation located in Buda.

Visit the website in the link below to sign up to receive a weekly email or text message for watering recommendations customized to your sprinkler type.

Tips For Maintaining
Your Irrigation System
  Ensuring your irrigation system is properly working and following the recommended watering schedule will not only save water, but will save you money. It is important to visually inspect your irrigation system routinely to make sure you are getting the most efficient use.

Over Here, Over There Report
Want to know where Buda is growing? Check out the Over Here, Over There Report to learn about ongoing and new developments in Buda!

Hays County Burn Ban
A BURN BAN IS IN EFFECT for Hays County. No outdoor burning is allowed. This includes burn barrels with or without lids. 

Food grills with lids are allowed--please make sure you have a water source nearby, and that the fire is completely out before leaving it unattended.

18th Annual 'Striking a Balance' Caregiver Conference. 
The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and Age of Central Texas have teamed up for the 18th Annual 'Striking a Balance' Caregiver Conference. Come discover local caregiver resources, learn new skills, and connect with other caregivers & local experts on aging!

Main Street Improvement Project
(Between Cabela's Drive and Railroad Street)
The Main Street Improvement Project will begin construction in the upcoming weeks. To learn more about the construction, watch the video. For more information on the project, visit the link below.

City of Buda's Solicitor Ordinance
Check out the video to learn about the City of Buda's policies on solicitors. For more information, visit the City Clerk's website to learn more.


Budafest 2019 Canceled
With so many on going and upcoming construction projects in downtown Buda, the City of Buda has made the difficult decision of canceling Budafest 2019. However, Budafest will return in 2020 bigger and better to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The City will be hosting other holiday events like Trail of Lights, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Main Street Sip & Stroll.

Buda Construction
Website Page
With so many construction projects happening we decided to create a page on our website dedicated to construction updates. You can find it at  ci.buda.tx.us/budaconstruction. We will keep this page updated and continue to post updates on our social media channels. Construction updates are also running on the monitors in the lobby of the Municipal Building. 
Upcoming Meetings
Sustainability Commission
Sept. 5, 2019
7:00 PM

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Sincerely,

City of Buda